Alesha MacPhail's killer spent a year fantasizing about doing something 'excessive, including rape'
Alesha MacPhail's killer spent a year fantasizing about doing something 'excessive, including rape'

After months of denial, Aaron Campbell finally confessed to the abduction, rape, and murder of Alesha MacPhail and was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison

Captain of Ethiopian Airlines flight had not practiced on new simulator for Boeing 737 MAX 8 before flying it, says colleague
Captain of Ethiopian Airlines flight had not practiced on new simulator for Boeing 737 MAX 8 before flying it, says colleague

Captain Yared Getachew of doomed plane "did not practice on the new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8" and was "due for refresher training at the end of March"

Madeleine McCann may have fallen down a storm drain after leaving Portuguese resort, new documentary claims
Madeleine McCann may have fallen down a storm drain after leaving Portuguese resort, new documentary claims

The theory was initially considered by some of those involved early on in the case before detectives developed sinister alternatives such as abduction and murder

Pet dog dies in cargo hold of Air France-KLM plane after getting suffocated during non-stop 11-hour flight
Pet dog dies in cargo hold of Air France-KLM plane after getting suffocated during non-stop 11-hour flight

The animal's owner went to a warehouse at LAX Airport to collect her pet after KLM Flight 601 landed in Los Angeles at 12.35 am, only to discover her beloved pet's lifeless body

Father sexually abused his daughters for 20 years and even let his colleagues gang-rape them
Father sexually abused his daughters for 20 years and even let his colleagues gang-rape them

The man blamed the decades-long abuse on a 'vision' he had of one of his daughters becoming a prostitute and a drug addict.

Amber Peat, 13, who hanged herself following a row over chores, 'blamed herself' for family problems
Amber Peat, 13, who hanged herself following a row over chores, 'blamed herself' for family problems

A serious case review into the death of 13-year-old Amber Peat suggested she blamed herself for difficulties in the family, with authors concluding the teenager's death could not have been predicted

Lion Air crash: Off-duty pilot had identified plane malfunction just a day before plane crashed
Lion Air crash: Off-duty pilot had identified plane malfunction just a day before plane crashed

An off-duty pilot sitting in the cockpit had identified the system's malfunction while the Boeing 737 Max 8 was flying to Jakarta from Bali and experienced issues

San Francisco proposes legislation to ban e-cigarettes until their effects are reviewed by the FDA
San Francisco proposes legislation to ban e-cigarettes until their effects are reviewed by the FDA

City Attorney Dennis Herrera called on the FDA to review vaping effects before they are allowed in public, prompting the agency to release proposed guidelines last week giving companies until 2021 to submit applications for the evaluation.

Man strangles woman to death after brutally beating her, lives with her corpse for over a month
Man strangles woman to death after brutally beating her, lives with her corpse for over a month

Kristian Smith, 41, allegedly murdered Antoinette Donnegan, 52, at a London flat in February and lived with her body for over a month until detectives discovered it

New Zealand biker gang stands guard to protect Muslim worshippers during Friday prayers
New Zealand biker gang stands guard to protect Muslim worshippers during Friday prayers

Waikato Mongrel Mob gang president Sonny Fatu has offered to protect Jamia Masjid Mosque in Hamilton as Muslim Association welcomed one and all to participate in the Friday prayer

Preschool teacher forces toddlers to strip and stand naked in a closet as punishment for misbehavior
Preschool teacher forces toddlers to strip and stand naked in a closet as punishment for misbehavior

Two preschool teachers have been placed on paid administrative leave at a Head Start preschool program located at Southern Illinois University after their controversial disciplinary methods.

Family horrified as woman is spared jail after mowing down girl, 10, and leaving her in a wheelchair
Family horrified as woman is spared jail after mowing down girl, 10, and leaving her in a wheelchair

Bobbie Tighe, 10, was left in a wheelchair and still needs counseling after being knocked down by the car Joanne Beven, 41, was driving.

'Love Island' star Sophie Gradon's 'hysterical' boyfriend killed himself after he found her hanging
'Love Island' star Sophie Gradon's 'hysterical' boyfriend killed himself after he found her hanging

Aaron Armstrong, 25, was found dead by his mother at his house in Blyth on July 10, just three weeks after he discovered girlfriend Sophie Gradon's hanging body at her family home.

Prominent Italian anti-vaccine politician mocked, ridiculed after contracting chickenpox
Prominent Italian anti-vaccine politician mocked, ridiculed after contracting chickenpox

Massimiliano Fedriga, the president of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Italy, was mocked online for catching a chickenpox infection after making several anti-vaccine comments

Girl pleads guilty to pushing friend off 60-ft bridge leaving her with broken ribs and punctured lungs
Girl pleads guilty to pushing friend off 60-ft bridge leaving her with broken ribs and punctured lungs

Tay'lor Smith, 19, pleaded guilty on Monday to pushing Jordan Holgerson, 16, from a bridge on August 7, 2018, at Moulton Falls near Vancouver, Washington.

12-year-old schoolgirl gangraped by her brothers and uncle before being strangled and beheaded by her aunt
12-year-old schoolgirl gangraped by her brothers and uncle before being strangled and beheaded by her aunt

The girl's uncle, who is now one of the accused, attempted to mislead authorities saying that a man from another village with whom he had a land dispute was behind the crime.

George W Bush takes a swipe at Trump as he welcomes new US citizens: 'Dial down the rhetoric'
George W Bush takes a swipe at Trump as he welcomes new US citizens: 'Dial down the rhetoric'

Former US president used the naturalization ceremony at the George W Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on Monday to praise the 'blessing' of immigration in the United States

Blind runner defies all odds by completing NYC half marathon with the help of his three guide dogs
Blind runner defies all odds by completing NYC half marathon with the help of his three guide dogs

Thomas Panek, a blind runner assisted by a relay team of three guide dogs, made history by completing the New York City Half Marathon without human aid on St. Patrick's Day.

Maisie Rocks: Mother urges people around the world to paint pebbles and hide them in her daughter's memory
Maisie Rocks: Mother urges people around the world to paint pebbles and hide them in her daughter's memory

Maisie died from leukemia three months short of her third birthday, and her mother Julie came up with an innovative idea to keep her memory alive

Pamela Anderson and footballer boyfriend Adil Rami 'back together' months after their split over marriage disagreement
Pamela Anderson and footballer boyfriend Adil Rami 'back together' months after their split over marriage disagreement

Just months after going their separate ways when the footballer suggested tying the knot, Anderson has rekindled her relationship with the Frenchman.

Ryanair passenger tries to break up mid-flight brawl but is left with his 'nose bitten off' and a bloody face instead
Ryanair passenger tries to break up mid-flight brawl but is left with his 'nose bitten off' and a bloody face instead

The unidentified holidaymaker was left with blood dripping down his face after the fight, which took place in front of terrified families and children after takeoff from Glasgow at 6.10 am.

Outraged mother sues Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and others for $500 billion in college cheating scandal
Outraged mother sues Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and others for $500 billion in college cheating scandal

The actresses are among the defendants being sued by a California mother who claims the alleged college cheating scam cost her son an Ivy League scholarship.

Teenager takes his own life after being sexually exploited by sex-crazed female schoolteacher for years
Teenager takes his own life after being sexually exploited by sex-crazed female schoolteacher for years

Corbin Madison's parents alleged that the Elko County School District 'suppressed, concealed or failed to disclose' information about the teacher despite knowing about the abuse

Father who threw 5-year-old daughter off 60-ft bridge plans to plead insanity as trial begins
Father who threw 5-year-old daughter off 60-ft bridge plans to plead insanity as trial begins

Five-year-old Phoebe died on January 8, 2015, after her father John Jonchuck, 29, dropped her 62 feet from a bridge in Tampa Bay in plain view of a St. Peterburg police officer

Businessman dies after suffering "severe allergic reaction" to hair transplant surgery
Businessman dies after suffering "severe allergic reaction" to hair transplant surgery

Shrawan Kumar Choudhary, 43, who ran a logistics firm, died a day after he underwent the procedure at a clinic in Mumbai, India

Bond girl Eva Green thinks a woman should not replace Agent 007
Bond girl Eva Green thinks a woman should not replace Agent 007

The French actress, who played Vesper Lynd alongside Daniel Craig in 'Casino Royale', said it doesn't make any sense for Agent 007 to be a woman.

New Zealand mosque shooting: Malaysian feigned death when terrorist opened fire in a bid to save his life
New Zealand mosque shooting: Malaysian feigned death when terrorist opened fire in a bid to save his life

Penangite Rahimi Ahmad, 36, saved himself after playing dead during the shooting. Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, 46, a friend of his, was also injured and is currently in hospital

Couple "laughed, joked, and played on their phones" while their 22-month-old baby lay dead in hospital bed
Couple "laughed, joked, and played on their phones" while their 22-month-old baby lay dead in hospital bed

Abigail Leatherland and Thomas Curd were charged with murder, manslaughter by gross negligence and causing or allowing the death of a child for the murder of little Eve

Michigan woman filmed going on a violent rampage at local Burger King because her burger had tomatoes in it
Michigan woman filmed going on a violent rampage at local Burger King because her burger had tomatoes in it

Porsha Tyler was arrested on March 11 and charged with four misdemeanor counts including obstruction, malicious damage to property, disorderly conduct and assault and batter

Wisconsin man, 56, ties up and throws eight newborn puppies into the trash before they are rescued by passerby who heard their cries
Wisconsin man, 56, ties up and throws eight newborn puppies into the trash before they are rescued by passerby who heard their cries

Robert Wild, 56, was arrested in Marshfield after the tiny dogs were heard crying and taken to a local animal shelter.

Enraged father confronts school officials after his daughter is left behind multiple times by schoolbus drivers
Enraged father confronts school officials after his daughter is left behind multiple times by schoolbus drivers

Tristan King was enraged that the school bus was leaving behind his 5-year-old daughter, saying it was a recurring problem

Texas mom gets 20 years in jail after she threw her two-month-old baby against a door for crying
Texas mom gets 20 years in jail after she threw her two-month-old baby against a door for crying

Brooke Lauren Reed, 26, pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury after throwing her two-month-old against a door

Judge sparks outrage after refusing to let 44 unvaccinated kids back into school owing to 'unprecedented measles outbreak'
Judge sparks outrage after refusing to let 44 unvaccinated kids back into school owing to 'unprecedented measles outbreak'

A federal judge in upstate New York issued the ruling on Tuesday after parents of 44 unvaccinated students at Green Meadow Waldorf School had sued the county health department

Thomas Cook staff threaten to kick woman, 21, off a flight because her crop top was 'causing offense' to other passengers
Thomas Cook staff threaten to kick woman, 21, off a flight because her crop top was 'causing offense' to other passengers

Emily O'Connor , 21, from Birmingham, was flying to Tenerife on 2 March when plane staff allegedly told her to 'cover up' as her attire was 'inappropriate'.

Chris Watts placed on suicide watch for the second time after other inmates shout out ways for him to 'kill himself in his cell'
Chris Watts placed on suicide watch for the second time after other inmates shout out ways for him to 'kill himself in his cell'

Watts said that other inmates at the prison had been pushing him to commit suicide for his crimes. Fearing he might take his own life, prison officials have him on suicide watch

Frank Cali of New York's Gambino family shot dead outside his Staten Island residence
Frank Cali of New York's Gambino family shot dead outside his Staten Island residence

In 2015, Cali replaced 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu to become the notorious Gambino family's acting boss

22-year-old rapes drunk woman, films the attack and passes video around bragging about his 'conquest'
22-year-old rapes drunk woman, films the attack and passes video around bragging about his 'conquest'

Aziz Khan, 22, took the 'really drunk' woman home after meeting her at a pub in Newcastle-under-Lyme before sexually assaulting her and filming the attack while she was unconscious

Michael Jackson's former maid claims he never loved Lisa Marie Presley and was only after her iconic father's fortune
Michael Jackson's former maid claims he never loved Lisa Marie Presley and was only after her iconic father's fortune

Adrian McManus, who worked for four years as Michael Jackson's personal maid at Neverland ranch, claims the singer didn't love his first wife Lisa Marie Presley

Disgraced New Jersey priest, 70, found shot to death in Nevada after he moved states to flee accusations of sexual abuse
Disgraced New Jersey priest, 70, found shot to death in Nevada after he moved states to flee accusations of sexual abuse

John Capparelli, 70, was found shot dead in his home in Henderson, Nevada, by police, who were called to conduct a welfare check on him at 9.30am on Saturday.

Couple jailed for brutally beating up homeless man and slashing his neck alleging he stole a handbag
Couple jailed for brutally beating up homeless man and slashing his neck alleging he stole a handbag

Wielding a Stanley knife, the duo allegedly cut Brown on the back of his neck after beating him up brutally while his arms and legs were trapped in his sleeping bag

Woman who was injured while taking selfie with jaguar says zoo should move their fence back
Woman who was injured while taking selfie with jaguar says zoo should move their fence back

The woman, in her 30s, advised the zoo to take extra security precautions in order to prevent similar accidents in the future

Toddler dies after being viciously beaten and poisoned by mother and boyfriend who 'played video games' instead of helping her
Toddler dies after being viciously beaten and poisoned by mother and boyfriend who 'played video games' instead of helping her

Little Eve Leatherland died in October 2017 at her home aged just 22 months with a fractured skull, broken ribs and a split liver, the Truro Crown Court heard

Shanann's parents think Chris Watts was honest in his confession because "it's eating him up"
Shanann's parents think Chris Watts was honest in his confession because "it's eating him up"

According to Shanann Watts' mother, she knew something terrible had happened to her beloved daughter, even before she and her grandchildren were reported missing

British woman, 44, suffers stroke while nearing orgasm when partner was performing oral sex
British woman, 44, suffers stroke while nearing orgasm when partner was performing oral sex

The woman from west London, spent two weeks in hospital recovering after her partner said her body went "stiff" when she passed out during oral sex

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin charged in massive college bribery scheme along with 48 others
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin charged in massive college bribery scheme along with 48 others

According to court records, the charges include conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

Kelly Catlin's sister opens up after the 23-year-old's suicide: 'Please don't kill yourself, were my last words to her'
Kelly Catlin's sister opens up after the 23-year-old's suicide: 'Please don't kill yourself, were my last words to her'

The rising athlete died in an apparent suicide in her Stanford University dorm room on Friday after struggling with mental health problems.

Two children drown after the car they were locked in rolls into a creek while their mother shopped
Two children drown after the car they were locked in rolls into a creek while their mother shopped

Jenea Monique Payne, 25, was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter in the death of the two children

Jaguar that injured woman after she crossed barrier to take selfie will not be put down, say zoo officials
Jaguar that injured woman after she crossed barrier to take selfie will not be put down, say zoo officials

The woman was trying to take a selfie with the jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo near Phoenix when she was left with severe lacerations on her arm after the beast swiped at her

K-pop star Seung-ri quits after being accused of supplying prostitutes to high-profile patrons
K-pop star Seung-ri quits after being accused of supplying prostitutes to high-profile patrons

Seung-ri, star of the K-Pop band Big Bang, announced his retirement from showbiz after being charged with supplying prostitutes and drugs to VIP clients at his nightclub.

Chris Watts denies gay affair and 'rape fantasy' tryst while he was married to Shanann: 'Nichol was the only one'
Chris Watts denies gay affair and 'rape fantasy' tryst while he was married to Shanann: 'Nichol was the only one'

During a jailhouse confession last month, Chris Watts addressed rumors about having affairs with men and women

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